- ASIN: 1784705373
- Publisher: Vintage (27 September 2018)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 240 pages
- ISBN-10: 9781784705374
- ISBN-13: 978-1784705374
- Item Weight: 170 g
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
- Country of Origin: United Kingdom
- Generic Name: BOOK
- Condition: New
Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all.
Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.
‘Supremely enjoyable, the philosophical, and pitch-perfect new collection of short stories…Murakami has a marvelous understanding of youth and age’ Observer
‘Murakami at his whimsical, romantic best’ Financial Times
About the Author
In 1978, Haruki Murakami was twenty-nine and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won a new writers' award and was published the following year. More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland, and the End of the World, but it was Norwegian Wood, published in 1987, that turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon.